Saturday, May 12, 2007
Comic Book Movies
With Spider-Man 3 shattering all previous records in box office bucks, I thought I'd share Rotten Tomatoes list of Worst to Best comic book movies.
They rated a total of 94 movies. The worst, at #94, is Son of the Mask. It received a 4% - that's failing in my book.
Fast forwarding to the middle of the pack, exactly half way through their list at #47 is Uzumaki. Honestly, I've never heard of it until now, not as a comic or a movie. I don't even think it is in English. They give it a 55%.
Now - the top 10 best comic book movies, from the Rotten Tomatoes critics are:
10. Metropolis Animated and Japanese from 2002. 91%
9. Superman: The Movie from 1978. 93%
8. Batman Begins from 2005. 84%
7. Men in Black from 1997. 92%
6. A History of Violence from 2005. 86%
5. X-2: X-Men United from 2003. 87%
4. Spider-Man from 2002. 90%
3. Ghost World from 2001. 92% (I think that this was a foreign film, but I'm not sure)
2. American Splendor from 2003. 94%
And Rotten Tomatoes BEST comic book film is... Spider-Man 2 from 2004 with a 93%.
They had the Fantastic Four movie from two years ago at #79 - OUCH. Now while it wasn't a great film, I think it deserves a little bit more credit than this. Especially since movies like Supergirl (#77), Spawn (#69) and Barb Wire (#63) were all judged as better movies according to this list. Daredevil only ranked #55. a X-Men 3: Last Stand was #39--maybe too high of a ranking in my book. The new Spider-Man 3 movie only made it to #35, and 300 was the next after that at #34 (this movie was way better than 34 in my opinion). My really big WHAT THE HECK was that Hulk was #32 - that one should have gotten a higher number (worse) than Daredevil and Spider-Man 3. V for Vendetta was only #22--I thought they were leaning towards the artsy films, but if that was the case then V should have ranked higher.
Be sure to check out the list yourself. I'm not even sure they're all really comic book movies. What do you think?